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Archos 80b Helium 4G – Review

Using a tablet whilst out and about may seem like an alien idea to some, but for many including 4G in a tablet makes it the ideal companion to take on the train, bus or even to the local cafe. Historically tablets have been Wi-Fi only with

Podcast 145 – it is time for a change

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast episode 144, joining me this week were Dan, Ian and John. This weeks topics revolved around Dan about to go on his travels with the LG G4, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone, the Amazon Fire Phone, the rumoured new Motorola Moto G

Touchjet Pond Projector – Review

A projector running Android, surely that is the perfect device for use in the boardroom or the meeting rooms across the globe. When I heard about the Touchjet Pond I was rather intrigued, a projector that turns the surface you’re projecting onto into a large touchscreen, just

Podcast 144 – every night this week on the beach

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast episode 144, joining me this week were Dan, Garry and Ian. This weeks topics revolved around Dan and the LG G4, Garry and the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Phone, me and my new Pebble Time, the rumoured successor to the Nokia Lumia

Podcast 143 – what is the point of a 4K phone?

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week was John. This weeks topics revolved around Google Photos, the EE 4G Action Camera, the Three price hikes and that purple guy, what on earth is the point of a 4K phone, the Apple WWDC

Honor 6+ – Review

Honor decided to step up their game with the 6+, in a world of fancy curved glass or metal devices they had to release a really good looking device and at a decent price point too. Quite how a relatively new brand make a mark on the

Podcast 142 – Is there 4G on the top of Everest?

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Gavin and John. Gavin Fabiani Laymond was our special guest this week, Gavin is from gavinsgadgets.com and his phone addiction made him seem like an ideal guest to have on. This weeks topics revolved around Gavin

BlackBerry Passport – Review

The idea that a keyboard makes you more productive has been an underlying ethos for BlackBerry devices for a while now. The thought being that you spend most of the day bashing buttons on a laptop or desktop keyboard so why not do it on your phone.

What on earth are Google going to call the next Nexus?

Naming conventions are a great thing. Sony have the right idea, they have a few product ranges differentiated by a letter, ie E, M or Z. Then add a number on the end, ie M4, Z2 or E4 and that’s you sorted for the next 99 years

Archos Oxygen 101 – Review

The modern day tablet is used for a whole lot of things, be it multimedia, playing games, browsing the web, catching up on emails, writing blog posts, online shopping or just good old social media. Picking the right tablet for you and your needs however is a

Podcast 141 – Honor for the brave!

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Matteo and Wilkin, both of whom are our special guests this week. Matteo is that guy from SkyScanner who comes on our podcast semi regularly and Wilkin Lee is the UK Sales and

LG announce the G4 Stylus and G4c

The LG G4 has barely arrived on our shores and already LG have announced the sibling devices, the G4 Stylus and the G4c, which are a slightly bigger lower spec version with a stylus and a smaller lower spec version with a “Compact” designation. Spec wise they

Archos Weather Station – Review

The weather is quite varied these days, you may have noticed! Keeping on top of what the weather is doing is achievable through a variety of methods, be it looking out of the window, actually going outside, using a forecast app or using the Archos Weather Station

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 2 4.5 4G – Review

The budget phone market is big business these days, with everyone competing to be the “go to” budget device, one big seller these days is 4G and getting 4G on a device at under £100 is a good thing. I’ve been using the Pop 2 for a few

Microsoft Hyperlapse actually looks quite good

You’ve probably seen sped up videos online, where the original video is played back at 10X the speed. So the video of a man skiing down a mountain look really smooth and arty. But when you’ve tried to do it yourself they just look rubbish. Well amazingly

Podcast 140 – a week of vicious rumours

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan, Ian and Purav. Purav Desai was our special guest this week, Purav is from Teckcomesfirst and he’s often at the same events we attend and he seemed like an ideal guest to have on.

LG G4 to support Qualcomm Quick Charge

Despite what LG told us at the launch event, the LG G4 has appeared on the list of compatible Quick Charge devices. Qualcomm Quick Charge is that thing that allows certain devices running either the Snapdragon 810, 808, 805, 801 or 400 to charge up incredibly quickly. Quite

BlackBerry Passport – Initial Hands On

Over the years I’ve played about with a variety of phones running fledging mobile OS’s. Be it Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Firefox OS or even Ubuntu Phone. For the last week or so I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport and I’m loving it. The BlackBerry Passport is

Podcast 139 – Retro gaming ftw

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were John and Tom. Tom Randall was our special guest this week, Tom is from Retro Empire UK which is an Android based gaming website, I’ve met Tom a few times and have always been

Huawei P8 – Review

The Huawei P8 is one of those phones that look good, damn good to be precise. Some may say it looks a bit like an iPhone, or an Xperia Z3 or an HTC One, but there is no arguing in that it looks good, damn good. We